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Amy of Sew Well on Sew-viving Academia

Finally finishing graduate school this year was the hardest thing that I have done in my life. Working through the challenge, I learned so much about myself. Part of that was learning how important it is to me to sew – to work with my hands, to design, and to create. Sewing is my rock that gets me through hard times. Curious to see if others have had similar experiences, I asked some other sewists to share their personal connections between sewing and making it through graduate school. I’m excited to introduce Ph.D. chemist and seamstress Amy of Sew Well. First of all, I want to give a huge congratulations to Erin on her well-earned Ph.D. Not only has she now received a few very prestigious letters to add to the end of her name, but she also earned those letters while perfectly poising herself to transition into an independent …

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Amy of Sew Well on Sewing and Style

Today in my series of interviews with sewing bloggers on their connection between sewing & style, I’m delighted to feature Amy of Sew Well. I first started reading Amy’s blog because she is a Mood Sewing Blogger. I learned that she is a scientist (like me!) and lives in San Francisco (like me!) and was thrilled when I got to meet her as part of a gathering of Bay Area Sewing Bloggers. She is a lovely woman, fun, and smart and enthusiastic and I was equal parts disappointed when she recently moved to Seattle and excited because I’ll be heading their soon(-ish)! In the meantime, I’m excited to share her thoughts on the connection between her ability to sew and her personal style. Hello to all the lovely readers of Seamstress Erin.  My name is Amy, and I blog over at Sew Well.  I started sewing in 2010, and I …